I’ll end our Southwest adventure photos with this one of Joshua Trees, near Rainbow Basin. Prior to this trip I don’t remember seeing these. It’s quite possible I just wasn’t noticing them before … my eyes see so differently now. I’m grateful for that!
Still from our Southwest trip … Back in California Dan and I took a slight detour to give me a taste of the desert. I was mesmerized. I think my reaction surprised Dan!
These flowers, too, were at the side of the road when Dan pulled over for me. Grateful for him. Grateful for their beauty!
You might wonder why a less than stellar photo is here. As we were driving home from our trip I saw some bright flowers to the side of the road. Dan pulled over so I could quickly snap a photo. I didn’t want to take too long so I foolishly didn’t check to see if I’d focussed properly. But still, I like them so here they are. But mostly I’m grateful for a husband who will indulge me as he did! Thanks, Dan!
I tried to channel Dan a bit and, trying for a big scene, took this shot of Canyonlands. So amazing! (Amazing as in the view, not amazing as in channeling Dan … I attempt but I never quite get there!)
Still in Canyonlonds … when I saw the sun shining on these leaves I had to snap a shot. I just thought they were lovely.
I haven’t a clue what this was. But it caught my attention, so I snapped a photo. This is still Canyonlands National Park.
Trying to identify plants is a bit tricky … this looks much like another I posted this week, but this one is, I believe the Woolly Locoweed. Or maybe I just like typing Woolly Locoweed! Hmm.
Who knew grasses could attract my attention, eh? Learning to see beauty in so much is such fun! This was in Canyonlands National Park.
This is called Oregon-Grape (Mahonia aquifolium), although it’s not really a grape. I saw it for the first time in Zion National Park. Of course I’ve since spotted it here in San Jose! Funny how that happens once I “meet” a plant.